Saving the Palace of Sorrows - Top 4 Prime Düsseldorf

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Diomedes 2554

Although I usually play rushier decks, as a staunch Bara loyalist, I have to play a kneel/dominance control deck once in a while. Saving the Kingdom has always been my favourite kneel card. And it just got a huge boost with Palace of Sorrows!

I played this at a Prime Championship and finished 3rd/14: https://thejoustingpavilion.com/tournaments/7290.

Unfortunately, I didn't stand a chance vs. Kingdom of Shadows, the eventual winner. (He won the Prime Championship the next day as well). Against other popular decks like Steel and SoB, this deck works great. And controlling bigs has never been easier than with Sorrows and Saving the Kingdom. :)

Some highlights from the day:

Feel free to ask questions!

14 comments

SonOfBattles1 239

I've really been enjoying Bara Hollow Hill lately as well! I'm surprised to see no Delena Florent though

Diomedes 2554

Yeah, I considered her and she definitely fits the deck even with only 1 Bastard (her son). I could also include Gendry I guess.

But then what to cut? I didn't want to reduce the number of R'hllor cards. In the end I decided I wanted to try Ser Eldon Estermont and he didn't disappoint. :)

Redrio 1

Nice deck. Question: how were you able to trigger Valar D before Return to the fields? Return has a higher initiative. If they made you first player that was totally on them lol

SonOfBattles1 239

@RedrioKnights of the Hollow Hill Agenda gives +2 Initiative

r480 134

Nice!!! I thought about Saving the Kingdom when I got the Targ box but didn't get the chance to build around it. No Traitor to the crown? Is Ser Edon there to have a boost on econ? Grats for the deck man :) looks pretty solid.

SonOfBattles1 239

@DiomedesYou could use Delena Florent to tutor The Bastard of Nightsong - He's pretty impactful and doesn't have Gendry's downside

Madus 7

Thanks for sharing. How did you use Ser Eldon Estermont ? Most (all) of you locations trigger at the beginning of a phase. Therefore, the action of the knight does not allow a second use of the same location.

Diomedes 2554

He can stand Northern Encampment for 2 extra gold, that's his main use.

bilginayb 1

What about Public Execution? I think it fits the deck, do you think it's too costly?

Diomedes 2554

I never liked Public Execution. It's far too expensive to kill a character you already controlled by kneeling it.

BlitzkriegDOOM 1

Hi @Diomedes , I am quite a newbie and only have the option to play casually with friends atm. We use only my decks which I have net decked from here. Currently my Baratheon deck is this one you made. :) My background is MTG where I like to play control styles so this appealed to me. I have a few questions about the deck and how it might apply to my extremely casual meta.

  1. R'hllor Infiltrator: Why is this card in the deck? Beyond getting you that cheeky last power and triggeringMelisandre I can't see a reason. Or is that powerful enough? 2.Old Bill Bone: Is this for decks that may play cards where kneeling there house card is essential? And maybe the unknown of what it might do.
  2. Considering the deck doesn't get to play anything during set up, would Valar Morghulis be a good plot to have in the deck and play turn 1?

Any general tips on how to play the deck and what are kinda essential finds would be brilliant. Thank you :)

Diomedes 2554

  1. R'hllor Infiltrator is the cheapest option to get a bicon. The R'hllor trait is obviously good, the dominance ability can be good if you want to play one of your resets next turn anyway. During your At the Palace of Sorrows turns the low printed STR doesn't matter. Old Bill Bone is in a lot of decks because faction card abilities (mostly agendas) are very strong.

  2. Yes, Valar Morghulis is a viable option for this deck.

Selyse Baratheon and Saving the Kingdom are certainly the key cards of the deck. The Iron Throne (Core) and Chamber of the Painted Table are also important because that's how you gain power.

Odrl 49

But actually playing Valar Morghulis in the opening round is probably not a good idea, even if you kill everything. If you think about it, you will have 9 cards in hand, 5 gold, and nothing on the board. Your opponent will also have 9 cards, probably 5+ gold, and possibly a location or two on the board. Your opponent will also have claim, so they will be able to put pressure on you immediately, whereas you basically have an entire round where you can't do much. It's very difficult to imagine a scenario where this would be good for you.

BlitzkriegDOOM 1

@Diomedes @OdrlThanks both for your feedback. I've played with the deck once so far and lost to my Lannister deck....well this deck I net decked... thronesdb.com Not sure which deck would be expected to win and I certainly need to practice more with the deck.